Gundlach, Carsten
(2002)
Critical gravitational collapse of a perfect fluid: nonspherical perturbations.
*Physical Review D*, 65 (8), 084021-[22pp].
(doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.65.084021).

## Abstract

Continuously self-similar (CSS) solutions for the gravitational collapse of a spherically symmetric perfect fluid, with the equation of state p=??, with 0<?<1 a constant, are constructed numerically and their linear perturbations, both spherical and nonspherical, are investigated. The l=1 axial perturbations admit an analytical treatment. All others are studied numerically. For intermediate equations of state, with 1/9<??0.49, the CSS solution has one spherical growing mode, but no nonspherical growing modes. That suggests that it is a critical solution even in (slightly) nonspherical collapse. For this range of ? we predict the critical exponent for the black hole angular momentum to be 5(1+3?)/3(1+?) times the critical exponent for the black hole mass. For ?=1/3 this gives an angular momentum critical exponent of ??0.898, correcting a previous result. For stiff equations of state, 0.49??<1, the CSS solution has one spherical and several nonspherical growing modes. For soft equations of state, 0<?<1/9, the CSS solution has 1+3 growing modes: a spherical one, and an l=1 axial mode (with m=-1,0,1)

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